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paying taxes up front that will fund retirees' and will eventually qualify for benefits. they are the issue. that is a question about social security reform. i think we do need is a security reform. >> i thank you for your work. i appreciate both of you being here today. senator.you very much senator schumer? >> thank you, senator feinstein. i thank you both of you for your great work on agriculture. i also want to see -- i also want to thank chairman leahy for having this hearing. it has been amazing and those of us in our little group cannot support him enough -- cannot thank him enough for supporting our bill. 90% ofi get started, what is in his bill is in our bill. overall it is very positive. >> thank you. i would like to really look that over. >> i will. the bill i to would like to ask that all of us do not jump to conclusions regarding the events in boston. we will try to complete those events with this legislation. we are a safer country when law- enforcement knows who is here, has their fingerprints, photos, conduct background checks, and no wonder these to look
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
of the payroll tax cut, $80 per month as significant for most families. ghost was groceries, rent, gasoline. grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants. further forcing out low skilled the wage the pressing and employment levels of those americans. leadsition to that, that to more americans depending on the government. that the for the federal government, due deliberation be given to the effect of that grant on the wage and employment levels of low skilled americans because the evidence before the commission is that grant of said status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. >> as of all witnesses, a full statement will remain part of the record. the president of the american action forum. good to have the year. please go ahead. >> thank you chairman. it is a privilege to be here today i submitted a written statement for the record. let me briefly make three points. the immigration reform bill before you as many aspects. there are important security considerations, economic impact, legal issues but at its core, immigration reform re
which exist today , filed the claim, like they do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers,
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